Fiat Bravo (2007)

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Fiat Bravo (198)
Fiat Bravo II front 20100501.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Fiat
Also called Fiat Ritmo (Australia)
Production 2007–2014 (Italy)
2010–present (Brazil)
Assembly Cassino (province of Frosinone), Italy
Betim, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil (Fiat Automóveis)
Designer Centro Stile Fiat
Body and chassis
Class Small family car
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout FF layout
Platform Fiat Group C-platform
Related Fiat Stilo
Lancia Delta (2008)
Powertrain
Engine Petrol:
1.4 L I4 Fire
1.4 L I4 TurboJet
1.8 L I4 E.torQ
LPG:
1.4 L I4 Fire
Diesel:
1.6 L Multijet I4
1.9 L Multijet I4
2.0 L Multijet I4
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
5-speed Dualogic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length 4,336 mm (170.7 in)
Width 1,792 mm (70.6 in)
Height 1,498 mm (59.0 in)
Curb weight 1,205–1,360 kg (2,657–2,998 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Fiat Stilo
Successor Fiat Ottimo (China)

The Fiat Bravo (Type 198) is a small family car produced by Italian manufacturer Fiat since 2007. It was introduced to the press in January 2007 in Rome, and later to the public in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Europe-bound production at the Cassino plant ended in July 2014, being part of FCA's 5–Year Plan, presented by Sergio Marchionne on May 7, 2014; no direct replacement was launched.

History[edit]

Fiat Bravo rear
1.4 T-JET engine

The Bravo was produced in Fiat's plant in Piedimonte S. Germano. The car was designed by Centro Stile Fiat. Austrian automotive company Magna Steyr engineered a large amount of the car's body.[1] CAD engineering and computer simulations were used on a very large scale with this model and the design was finished to a very tight schedule.

Blue&Me is a new feature first introduced with the Fiat Grande Punto and is fitted as standard on the Bravo Dynamic and Sport. Developed with Microsoft, this system offers Bluetooth hands-free use with a mobile phone. It is also capable of displaying SMS text on the dash screen and it has built-in voice activation. Another part of the system is the inclusion of a USB connector so that an MP3 player or USB flashcard can be plugged in, giving the car's entertainment system access to MP3 files stored on the unit.

In Australia, the Fiat Bravo was sold as the Fiat Ritmo, as Mazda Australia owns rights to the "Bravo" name. It was introduced there in February 2008, however, it was discontinued the following year, due to slow sales - only 463 units were sold in total. The Bravo is also being built in Brazil since 2010, and is being sold there and throughout South America (with the exception of Argentina, Chile and Colombia, who receive the Bravo from Italy).

Fiat were working on an station wagon variant, in January 2007, set to be titled the Bravo MultiWagon, a very production-ready version of the 5-door Fiat Bravo that, however, never made it to production. Other sources say, that this was actually the facelifted Fiat Croma, launched in October 2007.[citation needed]

Brazilian version[edit]

The Brazilian-built Bravo went on sale in 2010 in Brazil. Its available with two engines and three trim levels (five trim levels since 2012), the Brazilian-built 1.8L 16V E.torQ (based on Tritec engine) fitted with a 5-speed manual transmission or Dualogic transmission and Italian built 1.4L engine with 152 PS (112 kW; 150 hp) (with Overboost option) and a 6-speed manual transmission. Trim levels are named as: Essence (1.8), Essence Wolverine Limited Edition (1.8), Sporting (1.8), Absolute (1.8) and T-Jet (1.4T).[2]

Engines[edit]

The Bravo is powered by three different petrol and three diesel engines.[3][4] 'T-Jet' is the name of the new range of turbocharged petrol engines.

The 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) T-Jet version has a Sport button to give an "overboost" function. At the end of 2007 the new 1.6 L M-jet diesel engine was launched, and a more powerful 120 PS (88 kW; 120 hp) version in spring 2008. The 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) version is available with the so-called "Eco" pack which features changes to the car's aerodynamics and ECU, taller gear ratios and lower rolling resistance tyres. This gives better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions (119 g/km) when compared to the standard car. This engine is also Euro 5 rated.[5] A new 2.0 Multijet diesel was added to lineup at the end of 2008 that will slowly replace the 1.9 16v. In 2009 the Bravo got a new "eco" 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) variant of the Multijet diesel. In the Summer of 2010 two petrol engines were updated, the 1.4 T-Jet is fitted with the new Multiair technology and the base 1.4 T-Jet was also updated to Euro 5 specification.[6]

Petrol[edit]

Model Years Engine Displacement Max power max torque CO2 emission (g/km) 0–100 km/h, s Top speed Notes
1.4 Fire 16V 90 from the debut straight-4, Petrol 1,368 cc 66 kW (90 PS) 128 N·m (94 lb·ft) @4.500 rpm 156 12,5 179 km/h (111 mph)
1.4 Fire 16V 90 GPL since 2009 straight-4, Petrol-LPG 1,368 cc 66 kW (90 PS) 128 N·m (94 lb·ft) @4.500 rpm 134 12,5 179 km/h (111 mph)
1.4 T-Jet 16V 120 since 2007 straight-4, Petrol 1,368 cc 88 kW (120 PS) 206 N·m (152 lb·ft) @2.000 rpm 156 9,6 197 km/h (122 mph)
1.4 T-Jet 16V 120 Dualogic since 2008 straight-4, Petrol 1,368 cc 88 kW (120 PS) 206 N·m (152 lb·ft) @2.000 rpm 154 9,6 197 km/h (122 mph)
1.4 Multiair Turbo 16V 140 since 2010 straight-4, Petrol 1,368 cc 103 kW (140 PS) 230 N·m (170 lb·ft) @1.750 rpm 132 8.5 (8,2 Sport) 204 km/h (127 mph)
1.4 T-Jet 16V 150 from the debut to 2010 straight-4, Petrol 1,368 cc 110 kW (152 PS) 230 N·m (170 lb·ft) @3.000 rpm 165 8,5 (8,2 Sport) 212 km/h (132 mph)
1.8 E.Torq 1.8 16V since 2010 straight-4, Petrol/Ethanol 1,747 cc 95 kW (130 PS) (petrol)
97 kW (132 PS) (ethanol)
18.4 kg·m (180 N·m; 133 lb·ft) @4.500 rpm (petrol)
18.9 kg·m (185 N·m; 137 lb·ft) @4.500 rpm (ethanol)
n/a 10,3 (petrol)
9,9 (ethanol)
191 km/h (119 mph) (petrol)
193 km/h (120 mph) (ethanol)
Brazilian market version[7]

Diesel[edit]

Model Years Engine Displacement Max power Max torque CO2 emission (g/km) 0–100 km/h, s Top speed Notes
1.6 Multijet 16V 90 since 2009 straight-4, Diesel 1.598 cc 66 kW (90 PS) 290 N·m (210 lb·ft) @1.500 rpm 120 13,1 173 km/h (107 mph)
1.6 Multijet 16V 105 since 2008 straight-4, Diesel 1.598 cc 77 kW (105 PS) 290 N·m (210 lb·ft) @1.500 rpm 129 11,3 187 km/h (116 mph)
1.6 Multijet 16V PurO2 105 since 2009 straight-4, Diesel 1.598 cc 77 kW (105 PS) 290 N·m (210 lb·ft) @1.500 rpm 119 11,3 187 km/h (116 mph)
1.6 Multijet 16V 120 since 2008 straight-4, Diesel 1.598 cc 88 kW (120 PS) 300 N·m (220 lb·ft) @1.500 rpm 129 10,5 195 km/h (121 mph)
1.6 Multijet 16V 120 Dualogic since 2008 straight-4, Diesel 1.598 cc 88 kW (120 PS) 300 N·m (220 lb·ft) @1.500 rpm 120 10,5 195 km/h (121 mph)
1.9 Multijet 8V 90 - straight-4, Diesel 1.910 cc 66 kW (90 PS) 225 N·m (166 lb·ft) @2.000 rpm 139 12,5 174 km/h (108 mph)
1.9 Multijet 8V 120 from the debut to 2008 straight-4, Diesel 1.910 cc 88 kW (120 PS) 255 N·m (188 lb·ft) @2.000 rpm 139 10,5 194 km/h (121 mph)
1.9 Multijet 16V 150 from the debut to 2008 straight-4, Diesel 1.910 cc 110 kW (150 PS) 305 N·m (225 lb·ft) @2.000 rpm 149 9,0 209 km/h (130 mph)
2.0 Multijet 16V 165 from 2008 to 2012 straight-4, Diesel 1.956 cc 121 kW (165 PS) 360 N·m (270 lb·ft) @2.000 rpm 139 8,2 215 km/h (134 mph)

Safety[edit]

The Fiat Bravo passed the Euro NCAP car safety tests with following ratings:

Euro NCAP test results
Fiat Bravo (2007)[8]
Test Score Rating
Adult occupant: 33 5 /5 stars
Child occupant: 36 3 /5 stars
Pedestrian: 16 2 /4 stars

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Body development: Fiat Bravo". magnasteyr.com. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  2. ^ "26.11.2010 NEW MODEL: FIAT BRAVO [BRAZIL]". www.italiaspeed.com/2010/cars. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Fiat Bravo" (PDF). fiat.fr. Retrieved 2008-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Technical data sheet for Fiat Bravo 2.0 Multijet 16 v 165 hp" (PDF). fiatgroupautomobilespress.com. Retrieved 2014-11-09. 
  5. ^ "07.02.2008 NEW "ECO" PACK BOOSTS FIAT BRAVO'S GREEN CREDENTIALS". italiaspeed.com/2008. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  6. ^ "30.06.2010 MULTIAIR AND START&STOP TECHNOLOGY ARRIVES ON THE FIAT BRAVO". italiaspeed.com/2010/cars. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  7. ^ "Fiat Bravo". fiat.com.br. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  8. ^ "Euro NCAP results for Fiat Bravo". euroncap.com. 2007. 

External links[edit]

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